As a teacher or coach you have an important role to play in the lives of those in your charge, not only coaching skills but also providing inspiration, motivation and empowering them to fulfill their potential. Passion, professionalism and enthusiasm are all qualities you will need as well as self belief and personal drive in order to be successful.

What do you need?

The ASA is a leading provider of aquatic qualifications in England and is recognised by employers for setting the industry standard in providing learners with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully within the workplace. Qualifications include Teaching Aquatics, Aqua Fit and Disabilities plus Coaching Diving, Coaching Swimming, Coaching Synchronised Swimming and Coaching Water Polo. Qualifications have been developed by the ASA to meet the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) standards and currently range from Levels 1-2, and Level 3 meeting the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) standards.

ASA Level 1 Certificate

The first qualification you require for any discipline is the ASA Level 1 Certificate. If successful at Level 1 you can then proceed to Level 2. Both these levels focus on ‘how to teach/ coach’ and ‘what to teach/coach’. The holder of an ASA Level 1 Certificate is qualified to teach/coach in a support role only. You will be able to actively support a more senior qualified or licensed teacher/coach at any level, in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.

Entry requirments : 15 years + ( must be 16 years of age upon course completion)

ASA Level 2 Certificate

To work on your own without supervision (other than lifeguarding cover) you will be required to hold an ASA Level 2 Certificate. The holder of the ASA Level 2 Certificate will provide and equip you, with the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to effectively plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate teacher/coaching sessions.

ASA Level 3 Certificate

If you are interested in the coaching programme in a competitive environment, the ASA Level 3 Certificate is the route to becoming a senior coach. It will enable you to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes to really get the most out of your athletes. You will be able to manage and lead appropriate physical and human resources to support all areas of the club programme.

ASA Coaching Courses available